Small forward Lachlan Murphy is set to be available to play Brisbane this weekend after suffering a neck injury in Sunday’s loss to Carlton.

Murphy was involved in a collision in the third quarter and was subbed out of the game at three-quarter-time.

He had a precautionary scan on Monday which cleared him of serious damage and he is set to train with the main group on Wednesday.

“Lachlan had a pretty heavy collision on the weekend and experienced some neck pain, and given his history we were all a little bit concerned,” High Performance Manager Darren Burgess said.

“We put him through an MRI and he was cleared of any serious damage there, so we expect him to train tomorrow and be available on the weekend.

“He’s walking around and doing everything in the gym and we expect no issues with him.”

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Key forward Riley Thilthorpe has cleared the AFL’s health and safety protocol and is expected to be available for selection this weekend.

“He completed a full session on both Wednesday and Friday last week and he will be in normal training and be available for selection,” Burgess said.

Brodie Smith and Ned McHenry are also both expected to be available in line with the AFL’s concussion protocol timeline following the Round 7 loss to GWS.

First-year midfielder Zac Taylor is also set to return from a broken thumb this week.

“Zac has worked really hard on his conditioning with Jarryd Wallace, Josh Manuel and Tim Parham and given it was a thumb fracture he was able to complete a whole heap of (training) which is pleasing, so he’s available for selection and is really looking forward to getting back playing,” Burgess said.

Captain Rory Sloane is out of the knee brace and has started his rehabilitation exercises after undergoing a knee reconstruction.

“He’s been fantastic, the brace is off and he’s working through the unfortunately frustratingly slow process of rehab but he’s doing everything that we’re asking and more,” Burgess said.

Injury list as of Tuesday, May 12

Rory Sloane (knee) season
Paul Seedsman (concussion) ongoing